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Alex Wood vs. Carlos Carrasco

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MLB: San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants wrap up their season series with the Mets tonight in New York, having won four out of five so far.

Taking the mound for the Giants will be Alex Wood, who enters tonight’s game with a 4.11 ERA, 3.63 FIP, with 130 strikeouts to 37 walks in 120 innings pitched. Wood’s last start was the 4-1 loss to the A’s last Friday in which he pitched a solid five innings, allowing five hits, two runs, two walks and struck out nine. And received zero run support for his efforts.

He’ll be facing off against Carlos Carrasco, who enters tonight’s game with an 8.82 ERA, 5.68 FIP with 18 strikeouts to four walks in 16.1 innings pitched. Carrasco suffered a torn hamstring in March that sidelined him until the end of July, where he made his debut with the Mets after being acquired in the Francisco Lindor trade. And he has not had an easy go of it, his last two starts were both losses to the Dodgers, one of which was the 14-4 game on August 15th, in which he went two innings, allowed six hits and six runs.

The good news for Carrasco is that the Giants mostly haven’t faced him before and they can sometimes struggle against new pitchers. The good news for the Giants is, well, see the above paragraph.


Lineups

Giants

  1. LaMonte Wade, Jr., RF
  2. Tommy La Stella, 2B
  3. Kris Bryant, 3B
  4. Brandon Crawford, SS
  5. Wilmer Flores, 1B
  6. Alex Dickerson, LF
  7. Mike Yastrzemski, CF
  8. Curt Casali, C
  9. Alex Wood, LHP

Mets

  1. Brandon Nimmo, CF
  2. Francisco Lindor, SS
  3. Javier Báez, 2B
  4. Pete Alonso, 1B
  5. Dominic Smith, LF
  6. Jonathan Villar, 3B
  7. Kevin Pillar, RF
  8. Patrick Mazeika, C
  9. Carlos Carrasco, RHP

Game #127

Who: San Francisco Giants (82-44) vs. New York Mets (61-65)

Where: Citi Field, New York City, New York

When: 4:10 p.m. PT

Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available on fuboTV)

National broadcast: MLB TV Free Game of the Day with MLB Gameday

Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM